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Nylon 4T Used in Next-Generation DDR-DIMM Sockets
Stanyl ForTii nylon 4T from DSM is said to be the only halogen-free, high-temperature nylon that answers the stringent requirements of reflow soldering for DDR-DIMM sockets.
Article Published: 8/30/2013
Change in UL Standard Could Boost Engineering Thermoplastics
WEB EXCLUSIVE: DSM Engineering Plastics says the recent change to a UL standard covering low-voltage switchgear has opened up the way for engineering thermoplastics to replace thermosets in electrical applications such as miniature circuit breakers.
Article Published: 8/30/2013
DuPont Plans for Large-Scale Conversion to Biobased Polymers
DuPont aims to replace more than half its current engineering polymers with biobased versions in 15 years.
Article Published: 8/28/2013
Eastman to Boost Capacity for Tritan Copolyester
Eastman Chemical Co. plans to expand capacity for its proprietary amorphous Tritan copolyester from the current 132 million lb/yr to over 167 million lb/yr.
Article Published: 8/28/2013
Techmer Buys TP Composites
Color and additives masterbatch supplier Techmer PM, Clinton, Tenn., has expanded its engineering thermoplastics portfolio with the acquisition of custom compounder TP Composites, Ashton, Pa.
Article Published: 8/28/2013
Italian Compounder So.F.Ter. Adds U.S. Production
So.F.Ter. is building a plant in Tennessee.
Article Published: 8/28/2013
News in Medical Tubing & Materials
Two innovations in medical tubing and more than a dozen new materials, coatings, and adhesives were on display at June’s Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East show in Philadelphia.
Article Published: 8/28/2013
K 2013 Preview: Materials & Additives
The K 2013 show will present a broad range of engineered plastics materials, including thermoplastic composites, as well as additives. Automotive and electronic applications will be the main targets, as well as medical, packaging, lighting, and cons...
Article Published: 8/28/2013
Arkema Launches Amorphous & Crystalline PEKK
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Arkema has introduced a comprehensive range of PEKK (poly ether ketone ketone) comprised of three families of high-performance thermoplastics for aerospace, oil exploration, and electronics applications.
Article Published: 7/31/2013
PEEK Chosen for Nuclear Reactor Seals
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Victrex PEEK was selected by EGC Critical Components for a seal system designed to prevent nuclear reactor coolant leaks during an emergency shutdown.
Article Published: 7/31/2013

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